Off Beat Ideas for a Romantic Weekend Away in Europe
[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]f a hectic work or travel schedule is coming between you and your spouse, it might be time to plan a romantic weekend away together. Escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life will give you and your partner time to relax and reconnect – something you’ll reap the benefits of for months to come.
When it comes to deciding on the ideal location to visit, however, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. There are so many beautiful spots around the world just waiting for you to explore. To help you narrow it down, here are three ideas to help you plan a romantic weekend away in Europe, home to some of the world’s most romantic cities.
ENJOY BEACH BLISS IN IBIZA
Sun, sea and sand – what more could you want from a weekend away with your partner? Whether or not the Ibiza party scene appeals to you, this beautiful island is about so much more than blaring music and cheap shots. The elegant capital Eivissa (also known as Ibiza Town) offers some intriguing architecture, delectable cuisine and stunning views, so there will be plenty to marvel at during the day. When it comes to finding shelter for the night, the villas in Ibiza are highly luxurious and affordable, and most of them come with outdoor pools or hot tubs.
HAVE A PICNIC IN PARIS
Visit Paris in the summertime, and you’ll see couples dotted all around the Eiffel Tower having picnics and basking in the sunshine. Head to one of the many quaint delis in the area and enjoy a baguette underneath one of the world’s most romantic landmarks. Once you’re fed and watered, you can visit the Wall of Love in Place des Abbesses next to the Abbesses Metro stop. The wall is a piece of art by Frédéric Baron consisting of 600 tiles imprinted with the words “I love you” in all different languages.
Finally, why not head to the Pont des Arts bridge to write your initials on a love lock alongside hundreds of others? (You’ll need to bring your own padlock and pen!) Once you’re done, you’ll throw the key into the River Seine to symbolise your unbreakable bond.
RELAX ON A CANAL BOAT IN COPENHAGEN
If you want to get loved up with your partner, take a boat tour on the canals of Christianshavn and marvel in the area’s eclectic, cobbled charm. Afterward, you and your spouse can head to one of the many high-quality restaurants and watering holes in Copenhagen, like Sonny (a trendy hangout for vegetarians) or the secluded Apollo Bar.
After an evening of eating and drinking, you’ll want to take a stroll along the bustling waterfront to see the colorful buildings of Nyhavn (a dream subject for budding photographers). There are many cultural attractions in the city, such as Designmuseum Danmark, Frederik’s Church and the stunning Rosenborg Castle. Art enthusiasts should also check out the famous French paintings and ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman sculptures on display at Glyptoteket, one of the city’s most revered art galleries.